We know of the restaurant in a Milan, Italy, prison staffed by inmates, but this is the first we are hearing of a prison-themed restaurant where you can pretend to be eat like an inmate for fun. Central Jail Restaurant in the Jayanagar neighborhood in Bangalore, India, has booths in chained-up jail cells, guns hanging from the ceiling, “Most Wanted” posters plastered on the walls, and a prison-uniform-clad mannequin at the entrance that welcomes guests to jail.
Servers are dressed like either fellow prisoners or guards and — as reviews state — diners are told that their tables are housed in exact replicas of real jail cells. The cuisine itself (thankfully) does not replicate actual prison food and instead offers a multi-ethnic mixture of Asian dishes, including Chinese, Thai, and Indian.
Central Jail Restaurant just opened this past fall and has thus far gotten mixed reviews. Most inmates — err, customers — approve of the theming but say that the food and service could be improved.
It’s definitely not the strangest themed restaurant we’ve heard of — we’ve seen some truly questionable dining experiences. Check out these 9 Unusual Theme Restaurants.